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NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories (NHK STRL) centre has recently taken delivery of a custom 600 Channel Constellation system to support the development of its three dimensional surround sound system. The unique surround sound format is deployed as part of NHK STRL‘s Ultra High Vision (UHDTV) TV format which features 22.2 speaker placements in conjunction with super high resolution video.

The massive Constellation system is configured with three of Fairlight‘s powerful CC-1 engines. Using latest generation FPGA technology each engine is capable of delivering in excess of 200 audio channels. Every channel in the system is supported with a full complement of audio processing including six bands of EQ and three stages of Dynamics. A specially designed three dimensional panning system provides automated panning control in 3 dimensions to provide precise placement of audio within the 22.2 sound field.

Stuart DeMarias Fairlight Sales and Marketing Director commented “We are delighted to be able to support NHK STRL in the development of this exciting new standard.”

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